It's midnight and I got out a few hours ago from being held for the last six days in the County Jail in downtown Portland, three of them is a bare cell, naked with a single blanket. This is because I have continued to fast for police accountability and have been sitting in a chair in the waiting room of the Mayor's Office in City Hall (from which I have now thrice been arrested).
I am still on the hunger strike I started 1 December and have lost 23 pounds so far. I will not eat unless and until the Mayor takes a single positive step (action, not words) in the direction of greater police accountability in our city.
I am making out my will.
I will be speaking this Friday, 2 January 2015 at the Friday at Five Anti-War Witness of the Portland Peaceful Response at Pioneer Courthouse Square, and I will discuss at that time my six-day incarceration (26-31 December inclusive) at the Multnomah County Jail as well as my plans for continuing the campaign.
You can read more about police accountability and Michael's brave action in this article published in the Portland Mercury.